Gangtok, July 14, 2019:
The monsoon rain has hit all the northeastern states of the country that has been worsening day-by-day.
Multiple landslides have resulted in the collapse of a National Highway road which connects Sikkim and West Bengal, resulting in massive traffic jams. The National Highway 10 connects Sikkim capital Gangtok to West Bengal’s Kalimpong and Siliguri.
As per sources, the administration is currently carrying out clearing operations, but progress to clear out debris from the road is slow as the landslides are still active.
At least three blockages across the National Highway road, near Setijhora, Kali Mandir and Sevoke police outpost, have been reported since early Morning.
The incessant rain in the past three days across the north east states including Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, have resulted in the multiple landslides.
Meanwhile, in Assam, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has revealed that as of 13 July 2019, a total 2,168 number of villages in 80 revenue circles of 25 districts, i.e, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Morigaon, Hojai, Nagaon, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Sibsagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, West Karbi Anglong, Kamrup, Cachar and Dhubri districts of Assam have been affected in the Second wave of flood.